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Clockwise from top left: Invisible Beauty, Foe, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes,My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 and Nyad.
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Chuck E. Cheese, the frontman for the animatronic Munch's Make Believe Band at the Chuck E. Cheese location in Northridge, Calif. This animatronic band is the last remaining one in the United States as locations remodel in favor of screens and interactive dance floors.
Maggie Shannon for NPR
Murder in Boston is a three-part docuseries about the 1989 murder of Carol Stuart by her husband Charles Stuart. But it wisely focuses not on the murder itself, but on the police investigation — both its origins and the deep scars it left.
Opening night at La Scala theater, in Milan Italy, Thursday Dec. 7, 2023. The tradition of Italian opera singing is among the 55 cultural practices to be inscribed to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage List this year.
CosMc's offers a large variety of drinks — and no hamburgers. The first store testing the new McDonald's concept is opening in Bolingbrook, Ill., near Chicago.
McDonald's/Screenshot by NPR